Benefits & Fundraisers

Edina ECFE 2015 Star Gala

Please join the Edina Family Center PTO 2015 Star Gala in celebration of the STARS - the Staff, the Children and the Caregivers of the Edina Family Center.

Enjoy complimentary valet parking, a Red Carpet Entrance, "Hollywood Premiere" Photo Opp and a Celebratory Champagne Toast.

The event will also include a silent and live auction, entertainment and games of chance, a dinner program and a special signature drink, The Star Maker.

Proceeds from the event will support classroom improvements, curriculum enhancements and scholarships.

Southdale YMCA Denim and Diamonds Benefit

Join the Southdale YMCA for a night of heavy appetizers, drinks, an exclusive silent and live auction, and more to raise money for the Annual Giving Campaign. The Annual Giving Campaign provides funds to make it possible for all people, regardless of age, income or background to participate in YMCA memberships and programming.

For more information about the benefit and to purchase tickets, please contact the Southdale YMCA at 952-835-2567. 

Overcoming Fear Through Courage

Please join us for an inspirational evening sharing the work of Opportunity International as we bring together female executives, leaders, and activists. Hear from Megan Tamte, Co-founder and CEO, Evereve (formerly Hot Mama), and Vicki Escarra, Global CEO, Opportunity International, as they share stories of overcoming their fears through courage. Be motivated by the story of Beathe Iribagiza, a Rwandan survivor of the genocide and expert artisan, who exemplifies the spirit of determination.

The Walk to End Alzheimer's

Join on September 27th at Target Field for The Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Walk on behalf of families and friends, who are among the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and their 15 million caregivers. Walk because dementia is increasing health care costs and crippling Medicare. Walk for future generations, so they never know the devastation of Alzheimer's. And, although we all have our own reason to step up to the start line, our eyes are set on one ultimate finish-the end of Alzheimer's

Strut your Mutt

Ready, Set, Strut! Join fellow dog lovers as they strut their mutts to raise money and save the lives of shelter pets! 

Strut Your Mutt is a dog walk and festival featuring a fun run or leisurely walk with your dog, followed by a fun-filled doggie themed festival featuring massages and "paw-dicures" for your pets, dog yoga, contests, giveaways and more! Register and begin fundraising at:

David Spade Headlines Laugh Out Loud Twin Cities

The third annual Laugh Out Loud Twin Cities (LOLTC), fundraiser for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare will be held Saturday, September 27 at the Hilton Hotel, 1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tickets for Laugh Out Loud Twin Cities can be purchased by visiting The ticket levels are:

Third Annual Imara International Charity Golf Tournament

Golfers and enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy a great day on the greens with a chance at driving away in a 2014 BMW at the third annual Imara International Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament is held by Imara International, a non-profit organization working with Kenyan teenage moms to provide education and life skills along with early childhood education for their children, while enriching their lives for a better tomorrow.

ACT on Alzheimer's - Edina

Edina will be holding a kickoff event celebration in conjunction with ACT on Alzheimer's to learn more about how our community can work together to improve the lives of people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. The kickoff event will be on Tuesday, June 10 at The Waters of Edina.

To register, visit and search keyword Alzheimer's or course #3001. Or call 952.848.3952.

Around the World Safely 2014

Enjoy cultural dancing, ethnic foods, beer, award winning wine tastings, wine wall, mystery balloons, music by Molly Dean, and more!

Meet the night's guests of honor: Senator Bonoff and Representative Selcer, authors of SF 1975.  SF 1975 was the first bill to put the count in accountability, mandating public safety reporting by programs offering credit to Minnesota's students in foreign countries.


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